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Join Tina Lifford for Her "Inner Fitness | Outer Beauty" Tour In Evanston August 17

Post Date:08/15/2019 8:48 AM

image1Actress, author and inner fitness advocate Tina Lifford will return to her hometown of Evanston on Saturday, August 17 to celebrate the inner health and wellbeing of women as part of her nationwide Inner Fitness | Outer Beauty tour.

Lifford, who has played more than 100 characters on the big screen over the past 25 years, spent the first 10 years of her life in Evanston, attending Foster School, Washington School and Chute Middle School before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. She currently stars on OWN’s critically-acclaimed Queen Sugar as the beloved Aunt Vi.

As a published author in the self-help arena, recognized playwright and CEO of The Inner Fitness Project, Lifford offers women a more empowered well-rounded view of what’s possible in their lives, replete with practical ways to invest in their own emotional wellbeing and take action on their dreams.

Community members are encouraged to join Tina for her Inner Fitness | Outer Beauty tour on Saturday, August 17, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center, Parasol Room (4th floor), 2100 Ridge Ave. Admission is free, as Lifford is donating the programming to her hometown. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at

The event will also feature Sanina Ellison Jones, co-owner and managing broker of Chicago Homes Realty, and Lisa Laude of Lift Your Life Conferences. More information about the tour is available at

In addition, on Sunday, August 18, at 3 p.m., community members are invited to join Lifford for an honorary street naming ceremony at Hartrey Avenue and Church Street, in Evanston. A reception will follow at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church St.

“The world knows her as 'Aunt Vi' from Queen Sugar, but we know her as Tina from Foster School,” said 5th Ward Ald. Robin Rue Simmons. “I’m thrilled to welcome Tina home in celebration of a brilliant career and a lifetime of service. I hope this street naming inspires residents young and seasoned to live a fulfilled and intentional life.”

Lifford's Inner Fitness | Outer Beauty Tour event in Evanston is sponsored by the City of Evanston, the Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University.

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may dial 311 directly while in Evanston.

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